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Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  7 February 1914 (USA)
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The Tramp wanders into and disrupts the filming of a go-kart race.

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Charlie, dressed as a tramp for the first time, goes to a baby-cart race in Venice, California. He causes a great deal of trouble and confusion, both on off the track (getting in the way of the cameraman) and on (interfering with the race). He succeeds in irritating both the participants and the public. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Originally released with a purchased educational short Olives and Their Oil (1914). See more »

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Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)

** (out of 4)

This is a historically important film but it's not a very good one. For the first time we see Charles Chaplin in his Tramp outfit as he causes trouble at a race. There really aren't any laughs in the film but again, it remains interesting because we see Chaplin working out his routine.

Even though the film isn't that good it's still historically important for Chaplin.

Various public domain companies have released the film but for the best quality you should track down the Image release.


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